Ayah

أَوۡ مِسۡكِينًا ذَا مَتۡرَبَةٍ

Translation

Or to the indigent (down) in the dust.<br/>

Tafsir

or a needy person in misery (matraba: [literally means] 'clinging to the dust [turaab]' because of his poverty; a variant reading has two verbal nouns in place of the two verbs [fakka, 'he freed', and at'ama, 'he fed'], the first being in a genitive construction, fakku raqabatin, 'the freeing of a slave', and the second with nunation, it'aamun, 'to give food', in which case there is an implied iqtihaamu before al-'aqaba, of which the said reading becomes the explication);

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